Environmental activist Hilary Franz was sworn in yesterday as the state’s 14th commissioner of public lands.
State officials are delaying submission of the education plan required as part of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.
Abortion, marijuana among issues in early bill filings
As the 105-day session of the 2017 Washington Legislature began Monday, several contentious issues loomed in addition to the biggest agenda item of all: funding basic education.
Rep. Taylor co-sponsors new legislation
A Yakima Valley lawmaker wants to change how law enforcement seizes assets.
Finding the dollars to meet the Supreme Court’s mandate to fully fund basic education as required by the state constitution is the dominant issue facing legislators in the 2017 session.
A Sunnyside man was elected to a leadership post yesterday during the first day of the legislative session.
Former School Board member begins term
A Prosser man is now serving his district as a state legislator.
Prosser man takes seat in state House
A Prosser businessman is excited about his first session in the state legislature.
A Sunnyside native is set for his second term in Congress.
Four defect from Clinton in state results
Four of the state’s 12 electors defected yesterday, costing Hillary Clinton additional votes in the Electoral College.
U.S. founders decided on the Electoral process
The 32nd Washington Electoral College convened at the state Capitol at high noon today, taking part in a time-honored ritual of awarding the state’s electoral votes for president and vice president.
Representative may oversee Interior agency
An Eastern Washington congresswoman could be the next head of the federal Department of the Interior.
Federspiel has double-digit lead for seat
A local attorney’s bid to unseat a Yakima County Superior Court judge appears headed for defeat.
An incumbent seeking a final term and a candidate seeking his first were both successful in County Commissioner contests last night.
Former football player trails
In the Congressional campaign between two Republicans, it appears incumbent Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside will defeat Eltopia rancher Clint Didier.